蔣志榆in S.F 2006 / 3 / 1
Many people now are studying English because they have to, either because of work or school. Many othersmay be interested in studying English but lack the correct methods or have yet to find a way that suits their needs. But in order to study English efficiently, the right methods and proper motivation are a must. When I was young, I studied English in order to pass tests, because I haven’t realized the fun and necessity of understanding English. Even though my grades were outstanding, and I picked up a whole lot of vocabularies along the way, but if you were a foreigner asking me for directions, he’d be better off asking a tree.
It wasn’t until my college years that fell in love with this foreign language, I know it may sound a bit corny but the truth is, I do see the English culture as something worth studying. And to better understand it, I found that it was much more appropriate to do so in the mother language than to have to translate it though Chinese.
Passion is always a plus when trying to learn something, but you lack passion but have the will, you are still off to a great start. After I realized that I was interested in the English language I began improving my English through different ways such as speaking with a English native speaker, watching movies, and what ever kinds of English reading material I could lay my hands on. Further more, before a person can speak English well, you need to provide yourself with sufficient knowledge of the language, such as grammar, vocabularies, and different expressions and so on.
When you have picked up this book, it means you have acquired the basic motives of learning English well. Now all you need is a tool to guide you in the right direction!
吳佳燕 in S.F 2006 / 3 / 28
First and foremost I’d like to thank you for picking up this book, opening it up, and actually reading the prologue from the author. I usually just skip this part and go around flipping the insides of a book. Next, give yourself a pat on the back for taking the first step necessary to learning English, having the will.
And you can start your English learning journey with this book by knowing the many useful vocabularies in the office and everyday life. Go over the example sentences, recognize it and use it when you have the chance.
Would you like to know how to describe that nasty person around the office without being caught for it?
If you don’t have an office to work in, do you know what those temporary walls confining you is called?
Or if you are in the middle of switching jobs or are asking for a higher pay, do you know what kind of words you’ll come across?
This book is especially great if you work in an office like environment and is looking to improve your vocabularies for a better English. Or, my personal favorite part of the book, learning some of the wacky stuffs to say about those who you work with.
So I say give your self a pat on the back for taking that first step and is willing to learn this stuff, I know you’ll do fine. Why? You ask. You picked up this book and is reading it aren’t you?
陳士傑 in S.F 2006 / 3 / 30